Employees can be on alert all they want. It's not like I'm going to conceal without making sure there's no eyes around me.
Not that it matters. No matter what they teach employees, they don't teach them to confront us. Only LP can do that, so by the time they alert LP and LP pulls up the cameras to make sure the accusation is valid, ..... you guessed it!
Yes, make broad sweeping judgements about retail in general when I am speaking of my direct experience on the other side of the desk.
I'm speaking from my direct experience too. Worked in retail a lot of years and one thing that they definitely do NOT want you to do is confront shoplifters. So I don't know what "being on alert" means really, ... other than notifying LP that someone looks sus, which again does nothing. LP can't do anything unless they saw you lift.
These are not broad statements at all. Are you gonna apprehend and charge someone with shoplifting? Who's going to go to the trial and testify as a witness? You, the associate? Certainly not LP and not anyone who didn't see it happen. Ask any LP and they will tell you that you can't just go to them and say "this guy is lifting, go get him." LP will tell u that if they didn't see it, it didn't happen. Which is correct: if you're going to make a charge, you have to be able to say you personally witnessed it.
You are going completely off on a tangent. Literally wtf are you on about. I was providing information that my specific job said to be aware of people that wear masks. Do with info as you will. It's just keeping aware of the culture of the store and how to blend in. Similar to wearing nice clothes and behaving as a shopper does. If 99% of the people in the store don't have masks, it is worth to be aware that you might be tailed specifically because you're wearing one.
Go play with your strawmen elsewhere.
Yeah it's becoming more noticeable to wear a mask now. I hate it lol
It’s about 40/60 where I live. It doesn’t look out of place just yet.
My old retail job started teaching employees to be on alert for people with masks as possible shoplifters.